Two new housing developments designed for families with foster children will be supported through financial measures approved today by City Council.
SOS Children’s Village-Parnell Place
The City will provide an $800,000 grant to SOS Children’s Villages of Illinois for the acquisition and rehabilitation of three two-flats on the 7600 block of South Parnell Avenue in the Auburn Gresham community. Currently vacant and in foreclosure, the properties are located near 16 other SOS foster homes and a community center.
SOS Children’s Village-Roosevelt Square
The City will provide a $1.9 million grant for the development of 14 single-family homes on the 1200 block of West Washburne Avenue in the Near West Side. The homes will be built on vacant land that SOS Children’s Villages of Illinois acquired from the Chicago Housing Authority. Additional funding will come from private sources.
SOS Children’s Villages of Illinois is the local chapter of SOS Children’s Villages International, a non-profit organization that provides long-term support to foster children by trained and licensed foster parents in 133 countries.
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